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Labor Day Quotes

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Labor Day Quotes

While we are fighting for freedom, we must see, among other things, that labor is free.
Woodrow Wilson

If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.
– Abraham Lincoln


Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
Abraham Lincoln

There is no real wealth but the labor of man.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Labor is man's greatest function. He is nothing, he can do nothing, he can achieve nothing, he can fulfill nothing, without working.
Orville Dewey

Without labor nothing prospers - Happy Labor Day

Without labor nothing prospers.

Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.
Ralph Ransom

The end of labor is to gain leisure.

He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.

A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.
Elbert Hubbard

Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
Joseph Joubert

Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation.
Samuel Gompers

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
Victor Hugo

Without labor there is no rest, nor without fighting can the victory be won.
Thomas à Kempis

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Labor in this country is independent and proud. It has not to ask the patronage of capital, but capital solicits the aid of labor.
Daniel Webster

For as labor cannot produce without the use of land, the denial of the equal right to the use of land is necessarily the denial of the labor to its own produce.
Henry George


Labor was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labor, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.
~Adam Smith

Work is not man's punishment - Labor Day Quotes

Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
George Sand

There is no substitute for hard work.
Thomas Edison

All wealth is the product of labor.
John Locke

The man who doesn't relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on.
~Elbert Hubbard.

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
Thomas Jefferson

There is no labor a person does that is undignified, if they do it right.
Bill Cosby

Labor is still, and ever will be, the inevitable price set upon everything which is valuable.
Samuel Smiles

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
Thomas Edison

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.

A hundred times every day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.
Albert Einstein

Work is no disgrace; the disgrace is idleness.
Greek Proverb

There is precious little hope to be got out of whatever keeps us industrious, but there is a chance for us whenever we cease work and become stargazers.
H.M. Tomlinson

A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.
Elbert Hubbard

Any necessary work that pays an honest wage carries its own honour and dignity.
W. Kelly Griffith

Famous Labor Day Quote

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Elbert Hubbard

God sells us all things at the price of labor.
~Leonardo da Vinci

Everything in the world is purchased by labor.
David Hume


Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life.
~Marc Chagall

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.

We must learn to live together as brothers or we are going to perish together as fools.
Martin Luther King

God give me work - Happy Labor Day Quotes

God give me work, till my life shall
And life, till my work is done.
~Epitaph of Winifred Holtby-

Heaven is blessed with perfect rest but the blessing of earth is toil.
~Henry van Dyke.

It is labour indeed that puts the difference on everything.
~John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding , 1690

A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.
~Thomas Jefferson

Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.
~Anatole France,